Jackie of all trades
With Jacqueline Fernandez-starrer Murder 2 up for release Thursday, reports have suddenly sprung up that she has broken up with her longtime boyfriend Shaikh Hassan Bin Rashid Al Khalifa, a member of the Bahraini royal family.
Perfect timing? How else can you explain the precision with which such stories get generated — especially when a movie is about to hit the big screen. But wait, the plot thickens. Apparently, director Sajid Khan— who is currently shooting his comedy Housefull 2 with Fernandez in London — is the villain in this newly formed triangle.
According to several media reports, their closeness combined with the Sri Lankan beauty's ambitions to conquer Bollywood led to the breakdown of the two-year-old relationship.
"Jackie has distanced herself from the prince over time. They were in a long distance relationship, which wasn't the best scenario. Earlier she would make time for him, but suddenly she became ambitious about her career in films and that became a priority. It almost seemed like he was the only one interested in keeping this relationship alive," said a source to an Indian daily
A month ago, the two were even rumoured to be engaged. However, when tabloid! contacted the Bahraini Prince's spokesperson, it was categorically stated that they had no plans to marry.
So the question is: Is Fernandez's seemingly eventful love life the only way to generate some interest in her latest racy thriller Murder 2? We think the posters may even do the trick.